Qillqa (Lampa)

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Qillqa is located in Peru
Highest point
Elevation 5,350 m (17,550 ft) [1]
Coordinates 15°18′44″S 70°43′59″W / 15.31222°S 70.73306°W / -15.31222; -70.73306Coordinates: 15°18′44″S 70°43′59″W / 15.31222°S 70.73306°W / -15.31222; -70.73306[2]
Location Peru, Puno Region, Lampa Province
Parent range Andes
First ascent 1972 via S. ridge/face.[1]

Qillqa (Quechua for writing (the act and art of writing),[3] hispanicized spelling Quilca) is a mountain in the Andes of Peru, about 5,350 metres (17,552 ft) high. It is located in the Puno Region, Lampa Province, on the border of the districts Palca and Paratía. Qillqa lies northwest of the mountains Yanawara, Waykira and Hatun Pastu.[4]


  1. ^ a b Taken from Mountaineering in the Andes by Jill Neate Peru RGS-IBG Expedition Advisory Centre, 2nd edition, May 1994
  2. ^ "Nevados". IGN, Peru. Retrieved June 7, 2014. 
  3. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  4. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Lampa Province (Puno Region)